The most awaited Hip Hop extravaganza for 2009 is almost at Melbourne’s doorstep! Lock in the 29th November date. The once solemn and reserved doors of Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre, more famous for it’s opera concerts, cultural festivals, and artistic exhibitions, will be blown away as almost 500 street dancers will descend upon it’s hallowed halls and give Melbournians a taste of intense Hip Hop battles never seen before in the Oceania region!
Labelled as the biggest street dance battle in the southern hemisphere, we will have Australia’s elite Hip Hop street dancers battle it out with the best from New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Mongolia, and the Philippines. With a total of 43 dance crews battling for the crown, (23 crews from Australia alone), it will be a hot competition not just between the Australian states of VIC, NSW, QLD, WA, ACT, and SA but also against other Hip Hop countries!
Hip Hop choreographers from Australia and the World will round off this spectacular event! Starting with Elm Pizarro, the brainchild of Boogiezone.com, one of the biggest online dance community connection and source out there. The versatile Sho-Tyme, who is not only famous for choreographing for SYTYCD Canada, but also a famous, multi-talented choreographer to the likes of Mary J Blige, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and J-Lo. We have New Zealand’s Joshua “Shua” Martin who is part of the popular Manuaku Hip Hop legends “Prestige” dance crew who are a big name in New Zealand’s Hip Hop community. Melanie Hitchcock aka “Caramell”, from Sydney’s elite Caramell Dance Studios will be representing the Australian judges along side Melbourne’s own Anthony Lawang aka “Lamaroc”, who is a well known and respected breakdancer, choreographer, and event organizer. WSB will also showcase some Hip Hop and R&B talents like SAF1 of a Kind straight from Perth, Chase Baker from Melbourne, MCs KG, Yung Philly, and Lil’Jase.
In the tradition of Hip Hop battles past, this will be another guaranteed cracker of a competition! Battle lines have been drawn. Everything will be left on the stage. Be a witness. Secure your seats before it is too late!
November 29, 2009 at the Arts Centre, Hamer Hall Melbourne Victoria.
Tickets: www.theartscentre.com.au or call 1300 182 183.
More info: visit www.groovetv.com.au.
Be teased: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOZHXVQcego
THE COMPETING CREWS ARE:
FLAVA, 1-2 CHECK, SHIFT-1, FRANTIK, DC KIDS CREW, DC CREW, URBAN FORCE JUNIORS, ALPHADELINKWENTZ, BKODE, DETOUR, DVP, HOLLABAK, REMORSE, HOOD DREAMS, SUPERHOODZ, PEPPERMINT DANCE COMPANY JNR, DRB , THE DANCE COLLECTIVE, PADAWANS, STARTIME KREW, E-CLEKTIC, ROYALTY.
FLOWPOPCREWZ and LAST MINUTE STREET CREW.
SOULZ IN BEATZ.
DEJAVU, LIMIT BREAK, DZKYZ, REQUEST, UNISON, K-OTIK, VOGUE, FATAL STEPPERS, FDC SUPREMACY, IDENTITY and KANI KREW.
PINOY HIPHOP, AMPLIFIED HIPHOP, FLIPENDEMIC, HIP AVENUE, EXPERIENCE KIDZ.
IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT CLAP YOUR HANDS CREW and SEVEN CREW.
Let’s take a look at the crews from our country:
Amplified Hip Hop (Baguio)